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Pediatric Dental Specialists Drs. Thomas, Hawkinson & Lopez provide children’s dentistry at their four office locations at Leawood, Lee’s Summit, Kansas City and the Country Club Plaza. At Pediatric Dental Specialists, we strive to provide our patients with evidence based care in an office that is specifically designed with your child's well being as our priority. We provide orthodontic treatment, adolescence oral care, infant care, oral health at pregnancy, cavity prevention, emergency care, tooth brushing tips and more! Your visit to our amazing offices will knock you off your feet! Your child will have a unique experience unlike any other. Where Kids Are Dino-Mite!
For your convenience, and to complement our services, we are pleased to have Dr. Frank Crist, a board certified orthodontist as a part of our Leawood team.
At Pediatric Dental Specialists, the entire team will make sure that your child's visit will always be memorable and fun! Whether that's with slushies, or having them pick a toy from the Toy Tower, your child's experience is of paramount importance to us.
We’re excited that you’ve visited our website and have chosen to entrust your child's oral health with us. Please call us today to schedule an appointment! 913-649-KIDS (5437).
Pediatric Dental Specialists Drs. Thomas, Hawkinson & Lopez provide children’s dentistry to the four office locations of Leawood, Lee’s Summit, Kansas City and the Country Club Plaza.
Dr. Donna Thomas was born and raised in the Kansas City area. She attended St. Mary’s high school and Rockhurst College. She received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1992 from University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Dentistry. Following graduation, Dr. Thomas completed a 2-year Pediatric Dental Residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha where she also obtained a Masters Degree. Read More...
Dr. Nicole Hawkinson was raised in central Iowa and attended Luther College where she received a degree in biology. She then attended the University of Iowa, College of Dentistry, where she completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Dr. Hawkinson went on to continue her education and received a certificate in Pediatric Dentistry at Strong Memorial Hospital and the University of Rochester, NY. She received extensive training in child psychology, dental trauma, sedation, hospital dentistry and development. Read More...
Dr. Claudia Lopez is originally from Bogotá, Colombia. She graduated first in her class at the El Bosque University of Dentistry. In 1992, she moved to the United States and obtained a certification in Pediatric Dentistry from New York University College of Dentistry. Dr. Lopez completed a DDS certificate and one year of dental research fellowship training at Children’s Mercy Hospital and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. Read More...
Dr. Frank Crist attended Park Hill High School where he graduated in 1982. He received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Kansas State University in 1986 and went on to attend the University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Dentistry where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) in 1990. Dr. Crist completed a General Practice Residency at the Miami Children’s Hospital in Miami, Florida. Read More...
We're proud to offer a wide variety of pediatric and orthodontic dental services. If you're looking for a pediatric dentist in Kansas City, Leawood, Lee's Summit, or the Country Club Plaza, you are at the right place! Call 913-649-KIDS (5437) today.
We combine the latest in cutting-edge technology along with time-tested techniques in order to ensure that your child will always get the safest and most effective treatment possible.
We are thankful to our amazing patients and parents who acknowledge our excellence and have posted 5-star reviews on Google.
"My daughter loves coming for her appts! Have always had great experiences! She loved Dr. Lopez!!"
"My grandson loves going to the dentist. Dr. Thomas is an awesome dentist, kind and gentle with him when he had to have a tooth fixed."